Delivering Policy Through Procurement


This concept reviews the importance of procurement and assesses the impact procurement decisions have on the behaviour of suppliers and supply chains. It also considers the costs and benefits of these decisions.

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Delivering Policy Through Procurement Definition

Policy refers to all directives, both explicit and implied, "that designate the aims and ends of an organisation, and the appropriate means used in their accomplishment” (Monczka et al., 2009). In the broadest sense, policies delivered through procurement address the objectives of the purchasing function and define the responsibilities of the various buying levels. More specific or nuanced policies may then arise from these broad-based policies (Monczka et al., 2009).

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  • Bartolini, A. and Dwyer, C. (2008) Spend Analysis: Pulling Back the Cover on Savings. Aberdeen Group. October.
  • CIPS: Purchasing Policy and Procedures.
  • CIPS: Managing the Storm and Beyond.
  • Eakin, D. (2003) Measuring e-Procurement Benefits. Summit: Canada's Magazine on Public Sector Purchasing, February, pp. 16-18.

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